tehnique: acryl on canvas, crayon on wood silver foil
size: 100cm x 80cm
Category Archives: Visual Art
technique: video/performance art( 10 minutes)
location : “ De Fabriek”, Eindhoven
within art project: “ GEN-et(h)ic Games Generating side effects”
photos : Vincent Nijhof
Manifesto: Belive in Science
But Not in MY intestins
During the project “ GEN-et(h)ic Games Generating side effects” , “De Fabriek” was transformed in an ambiguous laboratory. The function of the De Fabriek was as a research space for art intersected with that of a (semi)scientific research.“ During the D.N.A. influence of the crops, biotechnology and biochemistry occur desired and undesired side effects .The debate about the food industry is currently in progress, with the all possible ethical and economic questions and comments.The project contributes to the debate about scientific , technological developments and ethical issues; it provides information, but requires time for self-reflection.”
The Egg Tempera Painting Technique. (Painting Techniques of the Renaissance).
The egg tempera painting technique was the main method of applying paint to panel throughout the early renaissance. As the title suggests the pigment is mixed with egg, using the white of the egg or the yolk results in different effects, the mixture is fast drying and permanent. Egg tempera has been discovered on early Egyptian decorations and the painting technique was also used throughout the Byzantine period. Typically a wooden panel was prepared by covering the surface with layers of gesso (made with gypsum mixed with animal glue and worked into a thick paste).
These two works where presented at the ” Greenman reading”,Deventer. First art work is donated and the second is sold. The art works will be shown in a art book abou Greenman (images and sculptures of the greenman from all times, cultures and religions ) I made those work especially for this event.
A Green Man is a sculpture, drawing, or other representation of a face surrounded by or made from leaves. Branches or vines may sprout from the nose, mouth, nostrils or other parts of the face and these shoots may bear flowers or fruit. Commonly used as a decorative architectural ornament, Green Men are frequently found on carvings in churches and other buildings (both secular and ecclesiastical). “The Green Man” is also a popular name for English public houses and various interpretations of the name appear on inn signs, which sometimes show a full figure rather than just the head.
The Green Man motif has many variations. Found in many cultures around the world, the Green Man is often related to natural vegetative deities springing up in different cultures throughout the ages. Primarily it is interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, or “renaissance,” representing the cycle of growth each spring. Some speculate that the mythology of the Green Man developed independently in the traditions of separate ancient cultures and evolved into the wide variety of examples found throughout history.